Police arrest 70-year-old suspected kidnapper after gun-battle in Katsina
Police operatives in a joint patrol team comprising Operations Puff Adder and Sharan Daji have succeeded in the arrest of a 70-year-old suspected kidnapper, Bawa Naganda and two others after gun battale in Pauwa village and Danbirgima forest of Kankara Local government, Katsina State.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Katsina State Police Command Public Relations Officer, SP Gambo Isah and seen by Katsina Post.
According to the statement, “On 13/06/2019 at about 11:55hrs, a distress call was received that, about 100 armed bandits were seen around Pauwa village, Kankara LGA of Katsina state with about 50 stolen cows.
“A joint patrol teams comprising Operations Puff Adder and Sharan Daji were mobilized to the scene.
“On arrival, the teams engaged the hoodlums in a gun duel which made them retreat and escaped into the rough and hilly mountainous area of Rugu forest.
“One Bawa Naganda ‘m’ aged 70yrs, was arrested at the scene. The teams extended patrol to other villages and on reaching Danbirgima forest, the team sighted three persons on a motorcycle.
“The men on a motorcycle opened fire at the teams, abandoned the motorcycle and tried to escape. The team returned fire, as a result, one Kurma ‘m’ was shot dead while one Isah Babai ‘m’ aged 25yrs and one Ali Beti ‘m’ were arrested by the security forces.
Investigation is ongoing according to the statement.